Peretele Văii Albe






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General characteristics


 Sursă poză: Mihai Sava 

Description

Peretele Văii Albe [The White Valley Wall] is the highest rock climbing wall in the country. An obvious appearance from the city of Bușteni, the wall represents the south face of Coștila Mountain, part of Bucegi Massive.

Height: 350m
Geographical delimitation: from Circurile Văii Albe (the amphitheaters of White Valley) to the White Valley Ridge (on the Large Edge of Coștila).
Water: there are 2 springs. One at the intersection of the path leading to Coștila Hut with the trail leading to the White Valley (unamarked trails) and another 20 min under the Coștila Hut, on the trail leading to it (the second spring might be dried in some periods)
Access: from Bușteni city, walk towards the Coștila Hut and from there towards Circurile Văii Albe
Descent: on one of the following options
Short history:
Around 1963 the mathematician Ciprian Foiaș solo climbed from La Verdeață clearing (entrance in the White Valley) the wall leading to Circul I (1st amphiteatre of the White Valley Wall) and from there the routes Eftimie Croitoru and Dinamo from Santinela Blidului until reaching the Bucegi Mountains Plateau. He covered a total of 900m altitude difference, calling his achievement "the White Valley Wall Integral"
Information source
http://www.scrigroup.com/geografie/Trasee-in-Costila-Peretele-Vai95375.php
Walter Kargel
Poză - Mihai Sava
Poză rezoluţie mare: Topo PDF/Peretele Vaii Albe.bmp





Stone: conglomerate
Accommodation: Coştila Refuge
Orientation: S
Altitude: 1900 m
Height: 350 m

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Sectors  

Nr.    Name    Stone    Altitude    Height    Routes    Diaries    Climbs    
1.Circul 1 Fantastic Coordinatesconglomerate1610448
2.Circul 2 Coordinatesconglomerate12309
3.Circul 3 Coordinatesconglomerate613
4.Circul 4 Coordinatesconglomerate121

Access and retreat

GPS: N 45° 25' 32.6" E 25° 29' 44.4"    
Access route: From Coștila Hut we continue on the trail towards Brâna Aeriană - Creasta Văii Albe. When you get to the point called La Pândă, a grass platform (if you reached a chain, you passed by already, descend 15-20 meters), continue on the path ascending to the left, leaving behind the Vâlcelul Pietros Wall. The path is steep, leading through grassy slabs at the base of a wall. Overpass several exposed sections, traverse a small couloir and descend the grassy plain leading to Circurile Văii Albe.
Acces duration: 2h30m
Retreat route: A part of the routes top out in Creasta Văii Albe (White Valley Ridge) and another part exit into Brâna Mare a Coştilei. For those that exit into Brâna Mare a Coștilei, go right towards Hornul lui Gelepeanu and the White Valley Ridge.

On the White Valley Ridge descend on the obvious trail (unmarked). As you descend, when the terrain becomes steeper, there are several red bolts you can use in case you are tired or there is bad weather. Slowly we get into a small saddle equpied with chains. It is here Brâna Aeriană starts. Traverse the ledge to the left, towards an obvious grassy ridge. Once you get on the other side, start descending on the steep grassy terrain that will lead you towards the Bușteni city. There is an option to rappel 50m from the middle of the ledge (using a red bolt), sparing you the first part of the exposed terrain.

We continue descending on the unmarked trail, paying attention as, after another long steep section equiped with chains, Vâlcelul Policandrului, we have to turn right in the forest (not continue directly downwards). We descend the last muddy couloir equiped with chains
and we reach La Pândă and the crossroads with the approach route. From here it takes another 30 minutes to reach Coștila Hut.
Retreat duration: 2h30m

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Sursă poză: Mihai Sava

Map



GPS: N 45° 25' 32.6" E 25° 29' 44.4"    
Access route: From Coștila Hut we continue on the trail towards Brâna Aeriană - Creasta Văii Albe. When you get to the point called La Pândă, a grass platform (if you reached a chain, you passed by already, descend 15-20 meters), continue on the path ascending to the left, leaving behind the Vâlcelul Pietros Wall. The path is steep, leading through grassy slabs at the base of a wall. Overpass several exposed sections, traverse a small couloir and descend the grassy plain leading to Circurile Văii Albe.
Retreat route: A part of the routes top out in Creasta Văii Albe (White Valley Ridge) and another part exit into Brâna Mare a Coştilei. For those that exit into Brâna Mare a Coștilei, go right towards Hornul lui Gelepeanu and the White Valley Ridge.

On the White Valley Ridge descend on the obvious trail (unmarked). As you descend, when the terrain becomes steeper, there are several red bolts you can use in case you are tired or there is bad weather. Slowly we get into a small saddle equpied with chains. It is here Brâna Aeriană starts. Traverse the ledge to the left, towards an obvious grassy ridge. Once you get on the other side, start descending on the steep grassy terrain that will lead you towards the Bușteni city. There is an option to rappel 50m from the middle of the ledge (using a red bolt), sparing you the first part of the exposed terrain.

We continue descending on the unmarked trail, paying attention as, after another long steep section equiped with chains, Vâlcelul Policandrului, we have to turn right in the forest (not continue directly downwards). We descend the last muddy couloir equiped with chains
and we reach La Pândă and the crossroads with the approach route. From here it takes another 30 minutes to reach Coștila Hut.

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